Eutaxia actinophylla Chappill & C.F.Wilkins
Nuytsia 17:470-472, Fig. 1 (2007)

Conservation Code: Priority Three
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 24 October 2007

Shrub, to 0.5 m high. Fl. yellow/red, Sep to Oct. Red-brown clay loam, red clay loam over granite, gravel. Small depressions.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Eastern Goldfield, Mardabilla, Southern Cross.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bruce Rock, Coolgardie, Dundas, Esperance.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 17 January 2020

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, not continuous with stem, 0.5-7 mm long, 0.3-1.6 mm wide, glabrous, flat with recurved margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves or present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 1-1.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles present and persistent, 2-2.3 mm long, hairy, not striate. Calyx 4-4.5 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 6-7.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 6.5-7 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5.5-6.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5-6 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.8-1 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4.5-5.8 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 3-4 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie and Avon Wheatbelt IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).